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"LITTON, a parish in the hundred of Wells Forum, county Somerset, 6 miles N.E. of Wells, its post town, and 9 N.W. of Shepton Mallet. The hamlets of Greendown and Sherborn are included in this parish The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £160. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £250, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, or, according to others, to St. Peter, is a stone structure of the 15th century, with a square tower. The register commences in 1587. The parochial charities amount to about £13 per annum. General Lowth is lord of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

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